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Ten DC Schools Moving To Year-Round Calendar


The Washington Post (2/3, Hauslohner) reports that ten public schools “in a wide swath of Southeast Washington” are moving to year-round schedules starting next fall, calling the move “the latest push by the District to embrace a learning calendar used at more than half of the city’s charter schools.” While these students “will have 20 more school days per year than their peers” at other schools, the calendar “will also be organized differently: Instead of a long summer break, students will have shorter and more frequent breaks over a school year that runs 200 days through all 12 months.” The Post explains the move is an effort to combat summer slide.

The Washington Times (2/3, Mcdermott) reports that the move is “part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s initiative to help struggling pupils,” and quotes her saying, “By extending the school year in these 10 schools, we will offer students the equivalent of an extra year of learning by the time they reach the eighth grade.” In addition to the 20 extra days, “an additional two weeks will be provided for students who need extra support.” WTTG-TV Washington (2/3) also covers this story online.


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